Fox News is attacking libraries and saying that eBooks and the Internet have made libraries obsolete. This is a scary thought. Libraries are supposed to provide access to books and information and learning tools to all citizens in this country and should not be privatized.
The Internet and eBooks are excellent resources, but not everyone has access to them. Even with eReader prices dropping and lots of free eBooks, the cost of eReaders and the cost of laptops and Internet connections should not be a required cost of entry for citizens wanting to read. In fact, many citizens get online and access digital books at their local libraries. What next, closing schools and leaving it up to the Internet?
Our sister blog Galley Cat has some great ideas about getting involved in your local library. “Between misguided news articles and budget cuts, your local library needs your help. Check out our massive Best Library People on Twitter list to support the librarians near you.”
Via Galley Cat.